Theory for toroidal momentum pinch and flow reversal in tokamaks

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Abstract

A theory for toroidal momentum confinement in tokamaks was developed. It was found that, besides the known diffusion flux, there is a pinchlike flux. It was shown that the direction of the toroidal flow can reverse when plasmas make transitions from L mode to H mode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-643
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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